As Rakhi season is just around the corner, it’s always great to have a showstopper appetizer up your sleeve! These cucumber cups with a dynamic filling of veggies, dates, spices, and chutneys are the ultimate dish for a burst of tangy, crunchy flavors!
The filling is Indian inspired but features a Middle Eastern twist with the incorporation of dates that add a nutty sweetness to balance the taste. The rest of the filling has carrots, sprouts, and onions paired with chaat masala, and lemon for an innovative spin on almost a vegetable chaat!
Serve this for your family and watch their faces light up this Rakhi season! It’s a lovely melody of crunchy, juicy, and crispy textures and flavors that’s not only a treat for the palette, but also the mind!Jump to Recipe
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These cucumber cups with a dynamic filling of veggies, dates, spices, and chutneys are the ultimate dish for a burst of tangy, crunchy flavors! The filling is Indian inspired but features a Middle Eastern twist with the incorporation of dates that add a nutty sweetness to balance the taste.
- 3 big cucumber , for 25 cucumber cups
- 1/4 cup sprouted moong beans
- 1/4 cup tomatoes , diced
- 2 tbsp green mango ,finely chopped
- 1/4 cup potatoes , boiled and finely chopped
- 1/4 cup onions , finely chopped
- 2 tbsp carrots , grated
- 1 tsp green chilies , finely chopped
- 2 dates , finely chopped
- 1 tbsp boondi (chickpea flour droplets)
- 1 tbsp crispy moong namkeen
- 2 tbsp mint , chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp chaat masala
- 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp mint cilantro chutney
- 3 tbsp tamarind chutney
- coconut , shredded
- beetroot , grated
Blanch the sprouted moong in boiling, salted water for 1 minute. Strain them and dry them. The moong is ready to use!
Peel the cucumbers and chop them into 1 inch pieces. Use a melon baller to make a duvet in the middle of each piece.
Add a thin layer of the tamarind chutney in each of the cucumber cups.
In a small bowl mix together all of the ingredients and then use a spoon to fill the cucumber cups!
Garnish with coconut and beet and enjoy!
- You can add any crunchy snacks mixture or crushed peanuts or roasted nuts of your choice, instead of crispy moong namkeen and masala boondi.
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